Choirbook containing choral parts of masses for SS Cosmas and Damian, and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Beautifully decorated throughout, with two large illuminations, six historiated initials, many smaller initials, and borders.
Artist / Maker
Images attributed to Girolamo da Cremona, Franco dei Rossi; otherwise unknown
Second half of the 15th century (1462-70?)
Italian; possibly made for the Benedictine convent of Sta Maria della Misericordia, Padua; alternatively, made for San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice; bequeathed by Sir Thomas Brooke, 1908
Vellum; goatskin, red, blind-tooled, bosses, corners, etc., in metalwork